Max R. Kipfer

Executive Vice President / Regional Manager
Hotwire Communications

Max R. Kipfer is one of America’s pioneers in the development of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband networks having been directly involved in the development of several of the nation’s first residential fiber communities in northern Virginia starting in 2001.

Kipfer has been with Hotwire Communications and its predecessor fiber infrastructure company for over 9+ years. In his current role Max manages Hotwire’s Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions including properties in VA, NC, SC, GA & northern FL.

Prior to Hotwire and working in the fiber industry, Kipfer had a successful 25+ year executive career in the cable television industry. During his cable career Max served as EVP & Chief Operating Officer of Benchmark Communications, Inc., a multiple system cable (MSO) television & Internet service provider with over 100,000 subscribers nationwide. After selling Benchmark, he established a full service communications consulting firm (Maxco, LLC) with an emphasis on educating master plan developers on the benefits of FTTH networks.

In Max’s early cable career he also held senior management positions with other national cable television companies including Cablevision Systems, Comcast Cable and Multivision Cable TV.

Kipfer is a 1979 graduate of Valparaiso University. Max and his wife Bridget reside near Raleigh, NC.


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